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Rockies rookie outfielder Raimel Tapia is the fourth fastest player in the majors

Colorado Rockies news, notes and links for Wednesday, June 28

Statcast Sprint Speed Leaderboard |
The team at Statcast continues to give us new tools and toys to measure players by. The latest addition is Sprint Speed.

Sprint Speed is Statcast’s foot speed metric, defined as “feet per second in a player’s fastest one-second window.” The Major League average on a "max effort" play is 27 ft/sec, and the max effort range is roughly from 23 ft/sec (poor) to 30 ft/sec (elite). A player must have at least 10 max effort runs to qualify for this leaderboard.

Raimel Tapia wasn't on the initial reveal because of lack of attempts, but he became eligible after last night's game and is now ranked as the fourth fastest player in baseball.

Rockies call up outfielder Mike Tauchman |
Triple-A manager Glenallen Hill had a little fun last night when telling Mike Tauchman that he was going to be called up.

Rockies’ Mike Tauchman, armed with more power, gets major-league call-up | The Denver Post
Here's a bit more on Tauchman and how he developed his power over the last offseason.

Rockies' DJ LeMahieu exits game with injury |
At this point the hope is that DJ LeMahieu will be able to come back after the Rockies off day tomorrow. However, these injuries can be a fickle thing, so until he's back and looking healthy I"m not going to get my hopes up.

Colorado Rockies fans: Here's why you shouldn't hit the panic button | RoxPile
This was before last night's game but the message is still the same. The last week has been absolutely terrible, but if you take a step back and look at the entire season things aren't nearly as bad. Actually they're still quite good. The Rockies have had a winning record in April, May and will finish June with a winning record for the month as well.